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This is where an impactful legacy meets our disciplines' future.

Our rich history in building construction, architecture, design, planning, policy, and the arts extends well beyond the Virginia Tech campus.

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We are visionaries, innovators, and collaborators who believe in social justice. 

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is a community of courageous architects, designers, and creators of communities, buildings, and policies who care about — and work to improve — our shared natural and built environments. CAUS is composed of four schools sharing a vision to understand and shape the spaces and places where we live, work and play.

Get to know our unique schools, each with distinct and distinguished programs, communities, and cultures.

Our School of Architecture + DesignMyers-Lawson School of ConstructionSchool of Public and International Affairs, and School of Visual Arts provide undergraduates and graduates access to creative learning and active inquiry, from hands-on clay formation, skyscraper design, and international environmental policy craft to affordable housing construction.

Unlock Your Potential with Our Educational Offerings

Forge your own path toward a rewarding and impactful career with the many program options available in our top-ranked schools. Choose from 11 undergraduate majors and 8 minors, sample different fields with our undecided undergraduate major, or explore our eight Master's degrees, four Doctoral degrees, and 11 graduate certificate programs. No matter which program you choose, you'll graduate with the skills, ability, and confidence to tackle pressing and complex problems of all scales.

Round out your college experience with extracurricular opportunities alongside our vibrant and welcoming campus community.

Beyond the classroom, our college prioritizes hands-on experience through research, study abroad experiences, internships, and student organizations that expand skills and broaden horizons. Find support for all your endeavors by plugging into a Hokie community committed to equity and inclusion and located on any of our picturesque campuses.